Bringing Clarity, Building Confidence
Hi, I'm Jill Hart. See how I have helped other downsizers, near and far, take the uncertainty out of the transition process to help them settle into homes that fit their needs in a comfortable, supportive environment. I partner with clients to identify needs and facilitate decision making around aging in place and housing transitions.
When it comes time to plan, individuals value the guidance of someone who can offer a roadmap for success by making the process both simple and achievable. Each transition is unique. I am experienced with helping clients create downsizing plans that are compatible with their circumstances. I provide a customized plan, estimates and on-going support tailored to your individual situation. Below I have included descriptions of the services clients typically request, but this list is not meant to be all inclusive.
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Including, but not limited to: recommending housing options that will fit your lifestyle and budget, recommendations for “aging in place” modifications, communicating with support networks and/or suggesting conversations that need to take place for decision making.
Create an interactive floor plan so you can visualize how your furniture will fit into your new space requirements and try different furniture placement options.
Help with deciding which personal items will make your new home feel comfortable right away. Develop a plan for items that will not be going with you or to your family – auction, sale, donation or haul away.
3rd Party Resources
I will provide information on preferred vendors for your transition needs. (Movers, tradesmen, furniture buyers, estate sale companies, ect.) You can decide the best fit for your needs and I will coordinate their service timeline.
Moving Estimate Preparation
Getting an accurate moving estimate is based on knowing exactly what large items will be moved, what will packed by you, what the moving company will pack and any items that will need special care. I will make sure your decisions are clearly communicated to the moving company estimator.
Oversight of Packing and Move
I will be on site to oversee the packing process ensuring everything you are taking with you is carefully packed and labeled and that items you will not be moving are not packed. I will supervise the movers on loading day and take care of last-minute details. If the move is local, I will travel to your new home and manage the placement of your furniture and boxes to facilitate an easier unpacking experience. If the move is long distance, I can refer you to a move manager at your destination who can provide the same type of service.
Unpacking and Settling-In Services
For local moves, I will unpack and organize your belongings for the rooms of your choice at your new home. For long distance moves, I can refer you to a move manager in your new area to help with unpacking and settling in. The timeline for these services will depend on the size of your move.
Real Estate Brokerage
If you decide to sell your home, I can provide that service through my firm, Pinnacle View Real Estate. Just like with downsizing, when it comes to selling real estate, there are hundreds of big and small decisions to make. Working with one person from beginning to end avoids duplication of efforts and ensures a smoother transition. From the finer points of staging and photography to tracking the market and reviewing contracts, I am your advocate, saving you time and money every step of the way.
Donation packing and coordination
I will coordinate pick-ups by (or delivery to) non-profits and provide donation receipts to the client. Smaller items will be packed in boxes as required by each organization.
I will secure quotes for shipping large items, if needed. I will meet the shipper at your home for pick-up of those items after you contract with that vendor. If small items need to be shipped, I will deliver the items to UPS/Fed Ex and bill you separately for the packing and postage costs.
Final Clean Out
I will make sure the home is completely cleaned out of all items that cannot be sold or donated. The home will be professionally cleaned. Carpet cleaning, if desired, is an additional charge.
I’m here to help. If you’d like a secretary taking notes at a meeting with a senior community, a personal assistant on a furniture shopping trip or assistance with any other move related task, please ask!
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